Ryan Saunders, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®

Wealth Management Advisor

A Welcome from Ryan Saunders

Welcome to the site for Ryan Saunders, Wealth Management Advisor with the Northwestern Mutual. Ryan Saunders and his team serve a variety of clients in the greater Charlotte area with special emphasis on assisting attorneys, business owners, doctors and other individuals with complex financial planning needs.

Hard work usually is essential in the quest for a secure financial future, but rarely can it do the job all by itself. Individuals and organizations may spend decades driving toward their goals only to find out one day that the resources generated are insufficient to satisfy needs. This can happen if anticipated needs or the ability to satisfy them are miscalculated, or if an unexpected event or change in conditions occurs to upset the equation. Regardless of the cause, nobody wants decades of hard work to culminate in financial vulnerability.

Ryan Saunders can help increase the chances that your hard work will be sufficient to satisfy your needs. He starts by learning all he can about you or your organization through conversation about the present, past and expected future, often raising issues that hadn't been considered. Next, Ryan Saunders formulates financial solutions targeted to your needs and dreams. After implementing your choices, he keeps in touch to provide new suggestions as evolving conditions warrant.

Contact Ryan Saunders today to request a comprehensive planning review . . . a simple step that may have an enormous impact on your financial well-being for years to come.


My Mission

Ryan Saunders feels that he represents one of the finest financial services companies, Northwestern Mutual, and that his efforts and integrity should be without compromise. He recognizes the quality of the client relationship as the linchpin for success: Only by developing a full understanding of the situation can he determine the most appropriate course of action, and only by fostering an ongoing exchange of information can he keep the client headed in the right direction.

Ryan Saunders' mission as a wealth management advisor is to help you align your current financial picture with your future financial goals by performing a comprehensive financial analysis. Ryan Saunders will help you understand the complexity of issues faced by successful individuals like you and the importance of having a sound financial plan in place.


Wealth Optimization

With financial independence, family legacy and social capital solutions in place, wealth optimization becomes the focus of the planning process. Ryan Saunders uses a unique and disciplined values-based approach to help you make wise choices and to help ensure that your plan is focusin on what you value.

Ryan Saunders breaks the planning process into four quadrants or phases, each one representing one planning cycle: Discovery, Creative Solutions, Strategy Deployment, and Results Management.

Ryan Saunders will take the time to help you make an assessment, develop a plan that works for you, and provide you with the tools and strategies necessary to successfully implement that plan.

Copyright 2011 The Legacy Companies, LLC. Concepts used in these materials used with permission from The Legacy Companies, LLC. Legacy Materials and Concepts are only made available to advisors in Fee-Based Financial Planning program at the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company.

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